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General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church, Pastor Mensa Otabil has said the African continent will see a turnaround and become a destination for job seekers from America and Europe.

Justifying his position on the shift in Africa’s fortunes, he said his positive outlook of the continent is not premised on physical entities but rather a deep belief of God’s just and fairness not to lift up one and neglect the other.

Speaking in a message titled, “we will get it back”, on the opening night of Greater Works Conference, Pastor Mensa Otabil re-affirmed his belief that Africa will be become the most significant continent on the planet.

Pastor Mensa Otabil encouraged the congregation not to limit God but rather be inspired by the example of the prophet Jeremiah as they seek to move the African continent from a state of hopelessness.

He anchored his sermon on Jeremiah chapter 32 and recalled how God showed Jeremiah the most impossible situation ever, where an external and an internal enemy had taken over Israel.

Pastor Mensa Otabil demonstrated how God restored the nation in the midst of captivity and impossibility. He likened the situation to some foreign powers who have impoverished Africa and taken her assets including locals who were taking advantage of a bad situation and making it worse.

The theologian opined, “Africa will get it back and it will be well with the continent, it will be well with our people!”

Pastor Otabil said up until now, he remains eternally convinced that the future of Africa is bright and the future of Ghana is great.

He prayed for a resurgence in Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Ivory Coast, Sudan, South Sudan, Mali and all African countries.

“America has had its chance, Europe has had its chance, and Asia has had its chance. It’s Africa’s chance too”, he said.

He was hopeful that the largest number of billionaires will soon come from Africa. He there urged worshipers to work harder and do bigger things because very soon, “Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Jack ma will read about you”.

Other speakers at this year’s Greater Works Conference are; Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, the founder and Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre in the United Kingdom and Bishop Tudor Bismark, senior Pastor of Jabula New Life Covenant Church Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Greater Works Conference Ends With A Declaration For Younger Generation To Fulfill The Dreams Of Nkrumah, Kaunda, Nyerere And Other African Greats

The annual Greater Works Conference organized by the International Central Gospel Church has ended in Accra with a call on young Africans to fulfill the dreams of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Dr Kaunda, Julius Nyere and other African Greats to accelerate the continent’s development.

Preaching on the sermon titled “This Is My Moment” he told the congregation, the world is sitting at a point in history designed for them.

Pastor Otabil continued his biblical account of how the Israelites defeated the Amorites by reading Joshua 10:11-14.

He recalled how Joshua made a case to God to allow the sun and moon to stand still to conclude the assignment of defeating the Amorites.

The motivational speaker said if God gives assignment and time is threatening it, God will come in to adjust the system of the earth so time will not be against you.

“God will not allow his assignment for you to be cut off by time so if you do what Joshua did, God will give you permission” he said.

The last day of the conference also saw song ministration by lumina and various choirs from ICGC.

Speaker on the final day of the 3-day event and General Overseer of ICGC, Pastor Mensa Otabil declared it is possible for Africa to use 25 years to catch up with development instead of 250 years as envisaged by experts.

“It is Africa’s time, a new generation is being born, the Joshua generation”

The Theologian said God will work a cosmological miracle and shift things massively in favour of Africa.

He declared, the dreams of African greats like Dr Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, Julius Nyerere of Tanzania,  Ahmed Sekou Toure of Guinea, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, leopold sedar senghor of Senegal will be fulfilled.

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“This is the most important moment for Africa’s economic emancipation and the entrepreneurial empowerment of its young men and women”, Pastor Mensa Otabil has said.

Delivering a message titled, “It’s Coming Down,” the pastor and motivational speaker recalled the biblical account of God leading the Israelites through Joshua to defeat the Amorites by raining hailstones and yet protecting Israel.

Pastor Otabil referenced Joshua chapter 10 v 7-14 from where Joshua and his army fought the Amorites to possess the land. He described how the passage used anthropomorphism – the use of human language to describe an act of God.

According to him God routed the Amorites and moved them noisily to break and destroy their camp.

He said, the hailstones, though universally deployed, were intelligently manipulated to protect and give Israel an advantage.

“Peradventure COVID-19 is a hailstone that could give Africa an advantage and we need to seize the opportunities it presents”, he said.

The highly respected theologian posited, “The time to motivate Africa to raise captains of industry is here because a new opportunity has been opened.”

The General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church was speaking on the second day of the annual Greater Works Conference.

Pastor Otabil prayed that African leaders would seize the opportunity to position the continent to catch up with the rest of the world and bridge the developmental gap.

“This is not a time for discouragement, this is the time for encouragement because a door of opportunity has been opened to us”.

He challenged Africans to avoid a self-defeating mindset, but rather strive to increase wealth.

Pastor Otabil wondered how the African continent appears not to have been overrun by the coronavirus pandemic, as previously predicted, compared to other more endowed countries with superior health infrastructure.

He said, having copiously read literature that seek to explain the phenomenon with various theories, his only possibly conclusion, albeit not scientific, is that God’s hand of mercy is on a people who comparatively seem to have nothing.

Pastor Mensa Otabil believes God is telling the rest of the world that this is Africa’s season and it is time for a shift.

The night also saw musical performances by Harmonious Chorale, Lumina, the Greater Works Hymns Choir and the ICGC Praise Team.

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The General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church, Pastor Mensa Otabil says the Covid 19 Pandemic presents the finest moment for Third World Countries in Africa to become industrialized.

Speaking at the first night of Greater Works Conference 2021, Pastor Otabil explained that it takes disruptions for opportunities to be created, urging African countries to capitalize on the space created. “I believe Covid 19 is a strategic battle that Africa must fight and win”, he stressed.

Pastor Otabil indicated that owing to COVID 19 protocols, the church was compelled to shrink the 2021 Greater Works time period which hitherto lasted some four hours to two in line with recent protocols announced as part of measures to curb the pandemic.

The 1ST day also saw music ministration performed by the Harmonious chorale and Regimental Band, Greater Works Praise team and Hymns Choir as well as Sandra Huson Kelly.

This is the first time in two years that Greater Works Conference is being organized following the cancelation of the 2020 edition due to the coronavirus pandemic that resulted in a ban on religious and outdoor activities.

Speaking on the same night, Pastor Mensa Otabil officially marked the end of 40 Days of Power. 40 Days of Power is a fasting and prayer programme, where members of the International Central Gospel Church wait before the Lord for divine empowerment.

Speaking on the topic, “Just in Time” the General Overseer said God is ushering His people into signs and supernatural breakthroughs. He made reference to Joshua chapter 10 and explained, that Joshua decided to fight a battle not meant for him because it was strategic. “Sometimes God will give you strategic fights to battle, if you see like Joshua, it’s God’s opportunity”.

Pastor Mensa Otabil reiterated his belief in the African and the Black Race to rise above current challenges. He said he is a full believer of the reason God made Africans black adding, “God does not make mistakes”.

The General Overseer recalled, that even though Africa is liberated in line with Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s famous declaration, the continent does not appear to have won the economic battle and Africa is still “marching in the night”.

He said, although Africans have been struggling and there appears to be no end in sight, God’s “in time delivery system” will be handed over and “suddenly” the tyranny and economic oppression will end.

He referred pessimists to the Chinese takeover of the world. The church also spent time to pray for Ghana, the African continent and the world.